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June 30, 2021 | In the News: The Intercept

The Department of Yes: How Pesticide Companies Corrupted the EPA and Poisoned America

Patti Goldman, Managing Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “If EPA finds risk, it will look at benefits to growers. ... You get to the end, and EPA says the company is willing to use a little less, or use it a little less often, or they’ll put a little bit of a buffer around schools, or require some protective clothing, and then they’ll just say we find the risk is less than the benefits. It’s unprincipled.”

April 29, 2021 | Explainer

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.

April 29, 2021 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos 9th Circuit Ruling (April 2021)

After years of fighting for the health and safety of children and farmworkers, today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from food.

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